Coaching Girls' Soccer Successfully

Coaching Girls' Soccer Successfully

by Debra LaPrath
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Coaching Girls' Soccer Successfully

Build a winning girls' soccer program, on the field and off. In Coaching Girls' Soccer Successfully, one of the nation's top high school coaches, Debra LaPrath, shares her expertise on all aspects of coaching. From establishing a coaching philosophy to making decisions during a game, this is the approach that has made her program a perennial powerhouse.

Coaching Girls' Soccer Successfully covers every aspect of the coach's role:

-Developing and perfecting skills

-Evaluating players and defining their roles

-Organizing productive practices

-Scouting and preparing for games

-Adding variety to training

-Developing leadership qualities

-Motivating the team

-Communicating on and off the field
Featuring seasonal training plans, drills for developing fundamental to advanced skills, and advice for handling off-the-field challenges, Coaching Girls' Soccer Successfully is the most comprehensive resource available for novice and experienced coaches alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736072120
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 10/09/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 527,776
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Part I Coaching Foundation
Chapter 1. Developing a Coaching Philosophy
Chapter 2. Communicating Your Approach
Chapter 3. Motivating Players
Chapter 4. Building and Maintaining a Soccer Program

Part II Coaching Plans
Chapter 5. Planning for the Season
Chapter 6. Training the Athletes
Chapter 7. Preparing for Practices

Part III Coaching Skills
Chapter 8. Dribbling
Chapter 9. Passing, Receiving, and Turning
Chapter 10. Shooting
Chapter 11. Heading
Chapter 12. Goalkeeping

Part IV Coaching Tactics and Systems
Chapter 13. Principles of Team Play
Chapter 14. Formations and Systems

Part V Coaching Matches
Chapter 15. Preparing for a Match
Chapter 16. Handling Match-Day Situations

Part VI Coaching Evaluation
Chapter 17. Evaluating Players
Chapter 18. Evaluating Your Program

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Coaching Girls' Soccer Successfully 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Sweeper4 More than 1 year ago
I felt this book was very informative, interesting and clearly written. I think it would be a great book for any soccer coach to own, and will be a great reference for years to come.

The author clearly knows her subject and imparts many solid, basic facts and techniques that helped me tremendously.
TinaThomas More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be very informative as well as easy to read. The author has many great insights into this sport as well as useful information for any coach, soccer parent or athlete. The stories of her personal experiences with her teams were very interesting and entertaining. The drills, schedules, team building activities and Goalkeeping chapter were all extremely helpful! I would highly reccommend "Coaching Girl's Soccer Successfully" to anyone involved in the soccer world. Both the author's knowledge and passion for the game of soccer show through in this wonderful book!